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Jan 18, 2010 4:12 PM by Monica Quintero

Simple steps to prepare your home for power outages

The wet weather could bring along with it the possibility of power outages. But there are some simple steps you can take to prepare for this type of situation. PG&E recommends having battery-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batteries ready. Also, listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.

If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work, such as a cordless phone or answering machine, plan for alternate communication. PG&E suggests having a cell phone or pager ready. Other recommendations including freezing plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling.

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